From the 13th to the 27th November 2023 we offer you a 25% discount on all our E-learning courses! Have a look at our E-Learning Offer:Read more
6 Reasons to choose an E-Learning Training
- Explanatory videos: our experts created a series of clear and interactive videos to teach you the method, help you pass your exam(s), and apply it to your projects
- Interactive readings: the interactive readings go deeper into some key concepts; so you can refer to these readings if you would like to learn more about the recommended actions when applying the method
- Mock exam questions: in each lesson you will find a number of multiple choice questions to simulate the real exam experience
- 12 months access minimum: take the time you need to study as you will have access to the online learning platform for 12 months, so within this time frame you can set your own schedule and divide the workload as you like
- MemoTrainer: QRP uses the MemoTrainer™ system designed to challenge learners by selective repetition and smart exercises to activate knowledge and stimulate long term memory
- Expert Support Line: our E-learning solution is based on an easy structure and meant to be self explanatory, however for any questions you might have you can contact your tutor about the lessons you just covered. You will receive an answer within 48 hours (working days).
PRINCE2®, the world’s leading project management method, has evolved to meet the needs of the future. The method has been updated to reflect the modern realities of managing successful projects in the 21st century, incorporating the latest processus, tools and technologies to stay ahead of the curve. All changes come together in the latest edition, PRINCE2 7. PRINCE2 has been the gold standard for global project management practices since 1996. It is a flexible and adaptable method that can be tailored to any project, regardless of size, purpose or industry. PRINCE2 7, the latest version, addresses the changes in the project management sector and adapts to evolving working practices and technologies. In collaboration with PeopleCert, QRP International organised a webinar to talk you through the latest update and explain why now is the best time to get PRINCE2 7 certified. You can rewatch the recording here.Read more
PRINCE2® 7 enhances Project ManagementWith PRINCE2 7, project management is brought up to speed with the current business environment and it is enhanced in the following ways:
- Emphasizing People: PRINCE2 7 recognizes the vital role of individuals in project success, incorporating a human element into its methodology.
- Sustainability in Project Performance: PRINCE2 7 introduces Sustainability as a critical aspect of project performance, aligning projects with environmental and social responsibility goals.
- Digital & Data Management: It incorporates a digital and data management framework to meet evolving project management needs.
- Enhanced Adaptability: PRINCE2 7 offers greater adaptability for customization to specific project contexts, empowering managers to align projects with strategic goals.
- Integration with Agile, Lean and ITIL: It provides guidance on not only integrating Agile and other Best Practices, but also on digital transformation projects, fostering collaboration and responsiveness.
- Designed for all professionals: including aspiring or experienced project managers, using simplified language and content which makes it more accessible to all.
PRINCE2 6th Edition vs PRINCE2 7A short overview of the main differences between the PRINCE2 6th edition and PRINCE2 7:
- Integrated elements: PRINCE2 6th edition has four integrated elements (Project Context, Principles, Themes and Processes). PRINCE2 7 has five (People, Project Context, Principles, Themes and Processes).
- Performance targets: PRINCE2 6th edition has six performance targets (Benefit, costs, timescales, quality, scope and risk). PRINCE2 7 has seven (Benefit, costs, time, quality, scope, sustainability and risk).
- Delivery method: PRINCE2 6th edition is considered waterfall and agile, while PRINCE2 7 is considered a hybrid an iterative-incremental approach.
- Practices: in PRINCE2 6th edition these were called themes and have been renamed to practices in PRINCE2 7.
PRINCE2 7 Training and CertificationThe new edition of the PRINCE2 method has been officially launched early September 2023. PRINCE2 7 is currently only available in English. Other languages will soon follow. QRP International has made sure all our trainers are certified in PRINCE2 7 and are ready to train you and your team too. We provide the PRINCE2 7 Foundation, Practitioner and Combi training both as classroom and virtual training in English. All planned training sessions from October onward shall use the PRINCE2 7 version. Our open classroom and virtual training in French will continue to be based on the 6th edition of the method. PRINCE2 7 courses can be organized on request (in English). Our PRINCE2 7 certification training courses also include complimentary Take2, which is one free exam resit should you fail on the first attempt at the examination. For more information, feel free to contact us via email or call. Would you like to rewatch webinar What’s New in PRINCE2® 7? Watch the recording here!
If PRINCE2 teaches us that "everything can be managed as a project," then why not organize holidays systematically and think of them as a project? This will surely help to arrive with more serenity to this much discussed period of relaxation. Thanks to impeccable organisation everyone will be able to enjoy the holidays even more. In this article we understand how this can be put into practice thanks to several principles, best practices and concepts!Read more
Establishing TolerancesAnother fundamental element is to understand what the tolerances are for the main elements for organising a trip, which can be identified by:
Lessons LearnedThis will not be applicable the first year you are organising holidays in this manner, so the first step is to take a look at the experience of the past years: what went well? What could have gone better? What really didn't work? Putting into practice what you have learnt from past experiences and previous projects is one of the first principles of working successfully on a project.
Involving Stakeholders and Defining Roles and ResponsibilitiesWhen going on holiday as a group, it is right to utilise the skills of each member who will be taking part in the trip and to assign tasks in such a way that responsibilities are spread. Because everyone is involved in decisions, this is a more strategic way to distribute the 'tension' over several people. In addition, this method also helps to keep everyone up-to-date on the unfolding sequence of events. The progress of the planning is followed and awareness among the group about the activities during the trip is created. By dividing the responsibilities, the pressure of the organisation is not placed on just one member of the group, but it is shared by everyone. Key factors in this step are:
- Creating efficient workflows
- Ensuring smooth communication
- Managing tolerances efficiently
Advancing iterativelyOne of the ITIL principles is precisely to proceed in projects in an iterative manner, i.e. to break a project down into smaller, manageable sections by steps:
- Car hire
Organising Brainstorming SessionsThe whole team must be able to express their preferences regarding the fundamental elements of the holiday (destination, itinerary, dates, method of travel, attractions to be visited, ...) and be constantly updated on the progress of the organisation (what has already been decided, what has been booked and what is still being defined). This certainly helps to prevent last-minute problems (e.g. we have rented cars but there is too much luggage) and to avoid stress or tension during what should be well-deserved days of relaxation.
Being AgileEveryone knows that problems or moments of crisis happen even in the best organised and structured projects. In the event that accidents or problems of any kind happen during your holidays, maintaining an Agile mindset is crucial: being able to adapt to evolving situations and understanding how to act is the best solution.
ConclusionThis type of organisation will help you to better manage your holiday planning and stem any problems as much as possible. Combining the best practices of different methodologies so that you can implement those that best suit your situation and needs is very important in cases like this. Once you have organised the perfect holiday, you just have to enjoy it!
It’s official! QRP Luxembourg is launching its Linkedin. Besides Italy, France, Belgium and Switzerland now also Luxembourg has its own account. Get ready to level up your knowledge and unlock new opportunities by following QRP Luxembourg on Linkedin.Read more
Best Practices on Project Management and IT Service ManagementStarting from today, QRP Luxembourg has you covered with constant updates on Project- and IT Service Management. You can stay in the loop with the latest trends, best practices, and success stories from the world of Project Management and IT Service Management. You don’t need to do anything except follow our Linkedin page to be part of our flow of information.
Why it is important to be informed and to stay ahead of the Change CurveWe live in a fast-paced environment where everything is pervaded by a constant transformation, and change is the only common factor. The number of organizations which are using Project- and IT Governance & Service Management procedures are increasing. This goes together with the increase of tools and methods developed to help Project Managers and IT Service Managers to accomplish their projects successfully. Therefore QRP will identify the key trends in Project- & IT Management, Change Management and Agile, and their impact on Project Managers, Programme and Portfolio Managers (PPM), as well as IT Service Managers. And the best part is: we will share all of our Best Practice findings with you!
Become part of our PM and IT Service Management CommunityBy following us, you will become part of our PM and IT Service Management Community. A couple of times per week, we will share valuable and exclusive content to our Linkedin members. Among these, you can expect:
- Market Insights with regards to Project and IT Service Management
- Expert Tips and Tricks
- Special Offers and Early Bird Discounts for our courses
- Exclusive Invitations to Webinars and Country-specific Events
- Much more!
In April 2023, Peoplecert launched the new practice-based ITIL 4 modules. The ITIL 4 Practices courses are intended for professionals that want to prove and validate their skills in specific practice areas or establish a good cross-practice collaboration and effective service value streams with practical assignments built into the courses. The modules provide shorter and more flexible training with the opportunity to bundle, mix and match modules. The first batch of 5 individual ITIL practices and Monitor, Support & Fulfil, the combined course covering all 5 practices, consist of:Read more
- Service Desk
- Incident Management
- Problem Management
- Service Request Management
- Monitoring and Event Management
ITIL Practices: Training & ExamsEach individual practice course consists of 1 day of training. The exam lasts 30 minutes, and contains 20 questions. The combined practice course ITIL Monitor, Support & Fulfil is a 3 days training. The final exams lasts 90 minutes and consists of 40 questions. To achieve the Practice Manager designation, you will need to have completed 5 individual practices plus the ITIL Specialist: Create, Deliver and Support (link) module, or you will need to have completed the 3-day bundled or combined module plus the ITIL Specialist: Create, Deliver and Support module. Are you interested in the new ITIL Practices courses? Contact us for more information! QRP International is organizing a webinar in collaboration with PeopleCert, to tell you more about the ITIL Practice Manager. Join us and listen to Roman Zhuravlev, Senior ITIL Architect, as he reveals practice updates, the new certification path and the new way to the ITIL 4 Master designation. Sign up here!
The history and the DNA of QRPExactly 20 years ago, on a hot July day, our CEO Coos heard a strange noise coming from behind him. Wondering what it was, he looked around the small mediaeval flat on the walls of Bergamo's old town that he had rented when he decided to move to Italy. The strange noise came from the fax machine: he had just received his first ever registration for a PRINCE2 course! After Coos organised his first PRINCE2 course (in Italian!) he decided to rent an office and to hire his first intern, a young university student by the name of Michelangelo, the current Chief Operating Officer of QRP International. This was the start of a team of 25 employees, with dedicated departments like operations, finance, marketing and sales growing over the years. In 2006 already 1,000 people were trained by QRP International, and in 2008 the first million in revenues was celebrated. A specific market strategy for Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg and Switzerland was developed and these countries became the core of QRP International. In 2015 QRP started a dedicated blog on different topics related to Project, IT Service Management, Agile and Change Management that now reaches more than 200,000 annual visits. In 2020 we also started offering virtual classes due to Covid, besides the more traditional live classroom format. Through all these years our main goal has been and still is to develop professionals to facilitate changes, which inspires our team and forms the value proposition of our company. We cannot repeat our Core Values often enough:
- We do our utmost to make our clients happy
- We enjoy working together as a team
- We keep our word
- We are committed to our professional development